Uncertain budget climate threatens safety of U.S. troops, veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 26, 2013 – Current budget restrictions and the threat of future cuts jeopardize the safety and mission readiness of U.S. troops, veterans’ health, and capabilities of the U.S. military’s tropical medicine research and development (R&D), said researchers today in an editorial published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Passing through a leafy neighborhood of Brazzaville, we turn into the well kept confines of the national immunization program. Each office is named for its function: Surveillance, Statistics and Data Management and so on.

The estimated 21 million people each year who get typhoid fever must now face another life- threatening reality: The emergence of antibiotic-resistant typhoid strains.

Dengue Vaccine Initiative awarded grant from Germany for development of new dengue vaccines in Brazil and Vietnam

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - The Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) announced today that it has received a 1 million Euro award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the first time it has received such a grant from Germany. The funds will be used to support the development of new dengue vaccines in collaboration with the Instituto Butantan, a biomedical research center in São Paulo, Brazil, and Vabiotech, a vaccine manufacturer in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sierra Leone’s members of parliament (MPs) are driving forward progress on immunization goals within their country. Yet many MPs who were instrumental in defending immunization budgets and pushing forward legislation were not re-elected this year.

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